Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to announce
a new partnership with the Chesapeake Film Festival for the 2018 event.
Saturday, October 13
2 p.m. til 8pm in the George B. Todd Performance Hall.
A full lineup of films to engage, enlighten, and entertain.
Four short films that tackle social justice issues:
Othello-San – Director: Theodore A. Adams III……Celebrated young African American actor is challenged by his instructor who questions his motive for enrolling in a prestigious theater school in Japan.
The Fabric of America – Directors: Students in Montgomery County, Maryland…..Immigration in America under present immigration system.
Jabari Keating – Director: Stacey Larkins…..African American in present day America, candid first-person narrative film.
Count It All- Director: Alexia Acebo….Real people going from despair and darkness into a joyous place by means of relationships.
The Sentence – Director: Rudy Valdez….Mother of three sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a drug ring years earlier.
Moving Stories – Director: Rob Fruchtman…..Six dancers from a NY dance company travel the world working with youth who’ve experienced war, poverty, prejudice, and severe trauma as refugees.
The Gardner – Sebastien Chabot….The meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. Through the words of Frank Cabot and his family, gardening experts, and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world, Les Quatre Vents.
Included will be discussions and Q & A with filmmakers and panelists. Chesapeake Film Festival “is a celebration of storytelling and filmmaking
including workshops, guest speakers, director Q & A’s and jam-packed cinematic discovery.” It is the only film festival on the Eastern Shore to bring together filmmakers and diverse audiences of film enthusiasts for an annual weekend event.